Archive for March 14th, 2007

Daechuri: Art amid destruction

Several days ago I wrote about the tragic destruction of the village of Daechuri, South Korea. But today, Bum Lee and Michael Hurt offer a rare and powerful look at the village’s artwork and decay in their must-see video podcast:

Bum Lee: “I visited Daechuri on Saturday March 3. Behind the perimeter of fences guarded by police, many of the homes had been demolished and the unharvested fields were trenched off with barbed wire. But there was art everywhere amidst the ruin – murals, sculptures, junk art, and a gallery filled with paintings. The villagers held their nightly candlelight vigil in a hall surrounded by painted portraits, and in the evening they sang songs around a bonfire.

This video is a tribute to the art of Daechuri.”

(watch the video on The Metropolitcian)


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